Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spinach and Cheese Puff Pastry Pinwheels for Team India




The cricket fever is on full high everywhere I turn. All the statuses on facebook are only concerning cricket and about the men in blue. So finally the finals are here and India is in it! yaaaayyy!!
Since here it started early morning, everyone must be so excited and are watching ball by ball!

My whole quota of cricket comes from the facebook statuses. Thats what happened last Wednesday! It was probably the best time I ever had watching cricket, while not actually watching it!...if you understand what I mean.

Oh what fun we had talking about cricket, diverting to bollywood and a simple status question about a bollywood star, blew up into a huge interesting conversation.
Thanks to Ria of Ria's collection, Priti of Indian Khana, and a few others including me, made it a "very interesting conversation".
I guess that how we girls rock!! lol I mean talk!!

So Ria suggested that for today we have a virtual party for Indian cricket team thats playing so well (I hope they are), we bring in snacks and have fun just like Super Bowl, but making it bigger than super bowl for sure! And I surely hope India wins today and makes its mark in History! :))

Hop over to Ria's blog to see who all are participating in today's event!

Thanks to Ria, I started out making one item and ended up making 3. Thanks also to the April snow (on the first day to April, ya!! seriously snow and snow day, and that's no April fool's joke).
I am posting 1 item today and will be posting the rest soon! Easy and fun snacks, kid friendly and what can be more easy when all have the same base Ingredient - Puff Pastry sheets :))

Today's post is Spinach and Cheese Puff Pastry Pinwheels. An easy no mess finger food, which can be enjoyed with or without ketchup for sure! :) Makes for a great appetizer too!








Ingredients:

2 puff pastry sheets
1/2 cup mix of cheeses like Monterey jack, provolone, mozarella, cheddar (you can use which ever you like)

egg wash ( 1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp of water)
Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

For Spinach Curry:

1 packed cup of frozen spinach (you can use fresh too)
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
1/2 chopped onion
few drops of oil
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
few chopped coriander leaves


Method:

To make spinach curry:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add the onions and garlic, saute for 2 minutes.
Add the spinach along with salt, cumin, coriander and chilli powders.
Cook until all the rawness is gone and spinach is cooked.
Remove from heat, and let it cool down completely before putting into the puff pastry.
Cooling is very important, otherwise it will make the puff pastry soggy.

Assembly:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
Thaw the puff pastry sheet accordingly to directions on the box.
Lightly flour the surface and place the sheet on the flour.
Brush the Sheet with egg wash.
Sprinkle the Spinach curry on the sheet evenly covering all corners.
Sprinkle the cheese on the spinach.
Now slowly starting from one corner, start rolling the sheet, brushing with egg wash on the exposed side, rolling it in.
Now brush the whole roll with egg wash.
Cut in 1/2 inch pieces and place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Again brush them lightly with egg wash on the top of the pin wheels.
Bake for about 15 minutes, till golden brown.

Serve with ketchup or any chutneys.
Enjoy!!!




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26 comments:

  1. wow so cute and very tempting puffs !!

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  2. Hey, this looks awesome! I have posted a very similar one last year! Delicious and perfect for Game Day!

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  3. YOur puff pastry has done the job...india has won,what a wonderful feeling!I'm sure you enjoyed the match munching on these lovely snacks.

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  4. Finally...we WON...Pin wheels look superdelicious...

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  5. Very tasty and delicious pastry wheels.

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  6. hey nw the pinwheels are really a treat bcoz we won...............

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  7. Love this..A great snack to keep munching on..
    I'm so glad that we won the finals :D

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  8. It's a nice treat! The pastry looks very perfect!

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  9. they look cute and delicious dear...
    nice clicks :)

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  10. Pinwheels looks excellent,prefect for munching anytime..

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  11. Awesome! make me want to eat the whole plateful.

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  12. that is innovative finger food! yum!

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  13. Delicious and tempting pinwheels...

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  14. Just saw another pinwheel,looks really great,tempting!

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  15. These pinwheels have come out perfect!!! Makes for a perfect party appetizer!
    US Masala

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  16. That looks so so delicious..yummy yumm!!

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  17. They have come out beautifully smitha!

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  18. Those looks SO delicious and they have turned out so beautifully! Awesome dish for an awesome victory :)

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  19. wow such a thoughtful delcious make! it really looks mouth watering smitha!!

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  20. wonderful recipe. I can't wait to try this. Nice presentation too...

    Do drop in my blog @ http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com

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  21. First time here Smitha, these spinach cheese pinwheels look delicious and tempting, following U , do drop by my space sometime..

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